Ridge cancer center honored

Feather River Cancer Center earns top accreditation

The American College of Surgeons (ACOS) has recognized Feather River Hospital for the care provided through its cancer center.

The ACOS’s Commission on Cancer honored the hospital with its highest level of accreditation after a specially trained physician-surveyor rigorously reviewed the cancer center based on 36 required standards, according to a Feather River Hospital press release. The cancer center originally earned ACOS accreditation in 2008 and remains the only facility in Butte County to have done so.

“By accrediting our cancer program, the Commission on Cancer is encouraging our multidisciplinary-team approach to taking care of our patients at the time of their diagnosis through treatment, and then on through survivorship,” said Dr. Sam Mazj, the cancer center’s medical director.